Error BOOTMGR IS MISSING is displayed when booting Windows Server 2008 R2 using System Recovery Disk.

Article:TECH129446  |  Created: 2010-01-29  |  Updated: 2012-11-09  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH129446
Article Type
Technical Solution


Environment

Issue



Error BOOTMGR IS MISSING is displayed when booting Windows Server 2008 R2 using System Recovery Disk.


Error



BOOTMGR is missing


Solution




The  error BOOTMGR IS MISSING occurs if C: drive and "System Reserved partition" is not backed up while creating System Recovery Disk

In Windows 2008 R2 or Windows 7 "System Reserved partition" is hidden. While booting with SRD,the System Reserved partition needs to be restored to the hard drive first with the options Set drive Active for booting OS and Restore Master Boot Record checked.
Then C drive should be restored with the option Restore Original Disk Signature selected.


After both the partitions are properly restored, boot machine with windows 2008 DVD and launch the following command :


X:\sources\recovery\StartRep.exe.






 

 




Legacy ID



351706


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